Do you think I should get an 18" or a 22" deep range hood?
This is a cross post from the Kitchen Forum. No one has responded to the above question, and decision time is now. I have finally decided to get a 6" high SS under cabinet range hood by Imperial with dual blowers and use 8" ducting to allow good air flow. It will go 30" above a Bosch induction cooktop. Imperial offers this hood in either an 18" or 22" depth. I know that greater depth is important for capture of grease, smoke, and moisture. However, my kitchen is small, and I want to minimize the look of the range hood rather than call attention to it. It just seems to me that 9 additional inches suddenly jutting out in space in a small kitchen will look awkward, and perhaps, unattractive. If the 18" hood is used, my messy cooking would be done on the middle hob. The front of this hob measures 15.25" from the backsplash.
I really need to hear from the voice of experience on this one. Gardenwebbers, your feedback and experience are definately important to my decision. Thanks for hearing me out and for putting up with my indecision over such a minor issue. I just don't want to give up that added depth if it will look fine.